Entacapone; Tolcapone/Rasagiline; Oral Selegiline
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together at high dosages, your body may not be able to process certain body chemicals (e.g. epinephrine) properly.
What might happen:
You may experience a faster heart rate and/or an increase in blood pressure.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these two medicines together. At normal dosages, these medicines can be used together. They may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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